amphiscians

[ am-fish-ee-uh nz, -fish-uh nz ]
/ æmˈfɪʃ i ənz, -ˈfɪʃ ənz /

plural noun Archaic.

inhabitants of the tropics.
Also am·phis·ci·i [am-fish-ee-ahy] /æmˈfɪʃ iˌaɪ/.

Origin of amphiscians

1615–25; < Medieval Latin Amphisci(ī) (< Greek amphískioi, plural of amphískios (adj.) casting a shadow both ways, equivalent to amphi- amphi- + skí(a) shadow + -os adj. suffix) + -ans, plural of -an
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